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    Kutztown XXXVIII

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    Peter W.

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    Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by Peter W. on Wed May 02, 2018 9:19 am

    Shameless Kutztown Plug

    The XXXVIII Kutztown Radio Show begins (officially) on May 11, 2018 at the Renningers Antique and Farm Market, Kutztown, PA ( http://www.dvhrc.com/kutztown.html ). This is a cast-of-thousands event, those of you who have been there understand. Those who have not, please have a look at the pictures. Although the show is primarily dedicated to vintage radios and related items, on offer will be:

    • Audio equipment – tube, solid-state and hybrid. Last Fall, the offerings spanned from McIntosh to Revox, from AR to Magnepan, from Dynaco to HH Scott, and points between.
    • Vintage TVs of all ages.
    • Test equipment, tools, manuals, and more.
    • Miscellaneous electronics and related hardware of all types, ages and conditions.
    • Tubes, capacitors, parts, knobs, dial covers, repair and appearance parts of all types.
    • Much more!

    I will, as usual, be running a diagnostic clinic at the club table.
    Radio Free Kutztown will be broadcasting on AM and FM-Stereo also as usual.
    On-site camping is free.
    Admission is free.
    The Buy-it-Now section will be open from the beginning of the show.
    There is a quality auction on Friday afternoon.
    Fireworks, as usual.

    We all look forward to seeing you there!
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    cci1492

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    Age : 57
    Location : Bergen County NJ

    Re: Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by cci1492 on Thu May 03, 2018 9:20 am

    I might actually be going to this with my wife.
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    Peter W.

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    Re: Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by Peter W. on Thu May 03, 2018 9:44 am

    cci1492 wrote:I might actually be going to this with my wife.

    If you stay through the Friday Night dinner and party, there will be pretty serious fireworks, and a decent bottle of Single-Malt floating around.
    If you come only on Saturday, the most intense time is from about 6:00 am to about 10:00 am whereupon things start to wind down to about 1:00 pm.
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    mark four

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    Join date : 2011-08-12
    Age : 63
    Location : philadelphia , home of dynaco

    kutztown

    Post by mark four on Thu May 03, 2018 7:30 pm

    i hope to be there .
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    cci1492

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    Re: Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by cci1492 on Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 am

    Thank you Peter for the heads up. I'm considering Saturday, but it looks like all the action is on Friday which I cannot attend on that day.
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    Peter W.

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    Re: Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by Peter W. on Fri May 04, 2018 9:27 am

    cci1492 wrote:Thank you Peter for the heads up. I'm considering Saturday, but it looks like all the action is on Friday which I cannot attend on that day.

    This is true as it applies to hard-core attendees. However, Saturday is when the "General Public" attends, the source of new-money into the hobby, and also when prices start to drop as the end of the show approaches.
    Last year, it was a pair of pristine A35 speakers for $30, and an FM3 for $20 that needed nothing but a serious cleaning. Given that I had just sold one for $80, that was a not-bad exchange.
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    Peter W.

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    Re: Kutztown XXXVIII

    Post by Peter W. on Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 am

    Quick report:

    Not so much Dynaco this time. I spotted a pair of MK-IIIs, two 70s, two FM3s and  a single MKII. The two PAS did not make it past Thursday afternoon.

    More on the solid-state end of things, however. I snagged a very clean SCA80Q, there were any number of PAT4s, and at least one ST80 & 120. The 80Q was $40, the PAT4s were in the $60-$80 range as were the 80 & 120. All were represented as "working".  The tube items were unmarked but for one 70 ($500).  100% of the tube items did sell - or were gone from the original sellers' tables by mid-afternoon Friday.

    As I sold eight items, I allowed myself two. Typically I will purchase one novelty radio, either a bottle or a musical instrument. This time:

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/9d/19/ed/9d19edf2c574f82ab42b52b4a2887e49--transistor-radio-violin.jpg It is about 10" long, driven by a standard 9V battery.

    And the 80Q:

    http://www.gammaelectronics.xyz/images/dynaco_sca___80_stereo_amplifier_amp_solid_state_1_lgw.jpg

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